In an election held yesterday 13th November 2021, National Unity Platform’s (NUP) Shamim Nambassa won Makerere University’s guild presidential race.
The results that were declared by Makerere University Electoral Commission chairperson William Kananga declared Nammbasa as the overall winner of the election.
Nambassa garnered 5610 votes, which represented about 54.16 percent of the total votes cast.
Forum for Democratic Change’s (FDC) Obeid Yahayaa finished second in the race, garnering 1,548 votes, which is about 14.945 percent.
Independents Ronald Mutsinzi and Agrippa Byayesu commanded 1,187 and 697 votes respectively.
National Resistance Movement (NRM) was represented by Silva Bukala, who came last with only 649 votes.
In her first speech as the guild president elect, Nambassa said that her term will be one of action, and thanked the students who voted for her.
She now becomes the fifth (5) female guild president In Makerere University’s history, with the latest being Anna Adeke Ebaju in 2013/14.
Adeke is the current Soroti District Woman MP. Nambassa is a third year student of Bachelor of Pharmacy.
Others, according to Makerere University website are Susan Abbo 2007/08, Sarah Kagingo (1997/98), and Norah Njuba (1987/88).
NUP’s Nambassa campaigned under the theme of “Illiteracy can not cure Covid; Vaccinate the junta with wee-wee.”
During her manifesto launch at the guild canteen, Nambassa revealed that halls of resistance are at shortage of water more so in the cock crowing hours.
The iron lady added on that health services are not healthy something she promised to work on if elected into office.
She also promised to have the controversial 15% tuition policy phased out completely.
The policy was halted for a two years period due to the outbreak of COVID-19 that ravaged the economy.
Nambasa takes on the mantle of guild leadership at the biggest public university from Ssempijja Ivan, also a NUP member who was last year declared the 86th guild President of Makerere.